The New Code of Civil Procedure – how will it affect the Role of the Judge

Virgilijus Valančius


The article analyzes the intentions of the legislator when adopting the new Code of Civil Procedure, the expected changes in the role of a judge, as well as the judicial practice concerning the civil procedure. Following the Lithuanian and international practice, the author tries to predict some aspects of the adaptation of certain novelties in the judicial practice. The publication tries to draw the attention of the reader to certain aspects of the Code of Civil Procedure, passed in 2002, which are important for the proper explanation and application of its provisions in the practice of the courts. The article raises and searches for an answer to such questions, as whether the new legal instruments, set in the Code of Civil Procedure, will have a positive effect on the course, the length and the effectiveness of the civil procedure.

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